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Happy Valentine’s Day folks!

This past weekend I hosted a pre-Valentine’s Day brunch for a few of my favorite ladies! Gina and I have hosted plenty of dinner parties over the past year and with brunch being our absolute favorite meal of the day, it only seemed appropriate to finally hold a brunch gathering!

I kept the table decor plenty simple with a navy, gold & cream theme centered around a fun floral tablecloth I rescued for $25 from the Anthropologie sale bin. I also purchased a bouquet of bright yellow tulips to use as the centerpiece of the table.

Per usual, there was pleeeenty of food!

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The menu included:

a fruit salad

brunch3crab & shrimp quichebrunch1 homemade cinnamon rollsbrunch2 brunch10 turkey sausage with onions & bellpeppersbrunch4 cheese gritsbrunch5 watermelon salad with arugula & fetawatermelon2 and of course mimosas 🙂brunch9With so many awesome ladies in attendance there were tons of laughs and great conversation!brunch7 brunch6brunch8Me, the hostess with the mostest!
brunch12 brunch11I think I may need to make this a monthly thing! Nothing beats getting together with those you love for good food & fun.

I couldn’t leave you all without offering up a recipe for my favorite dish from the brunch, the watermelon salad with arugula & feta.

What you need:

2 5oz bags of arugula

2 cups of diced watermelon

1/2 cup of feta

1 tbsp chopped mint

The dressing

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup orange juice

juice from 1 lemon

1 shallot, diced

salt

pepper

watermelonWhat to do:

For the vinaigrette, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, honey, salt, pepper and diced shallot. Whisk together. Pour in the olive oil while whisking. Set vinaigrette aside while you prepare the rest of the salad. watermelon0 watermelon1

For the salad, rinse and dry your arugula. Add in the feta, mint and watermelon and toss. Just like that you’ve got a fresh & yummy salad that’s also healthy for you!watermelon2~ Dyanna

@DyannaLynn

@HighLifeSuite

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